Navigating a Dual Career Search: The Administrator’s Perspective
Are you and/or your partner searching for new career opportunities? Learn directly from university administrators to demystify the dual career search.
Our presenters, who represent a range of institution types, describe the dual career hiring process on their campuses, provide helpful strategies to job seekers, and answer questions from dual career couples. Participants will come away from this webinar with a better understanding of the policies and practices that help—or hinder—a dual career search and how those policies and practices vary by institution type, campus culture, and department.
Professor of Psychology Emeritus Joan S. Girgus joined Princeton University in 1977 as a Professor of Psychology and the Dean of the College. She was the first woman to serve in the role of Dean of the College. Prior to joining Princeton, Dr. Girgus served as an associate Professor of Psychology and Dean of the Division of Social Sciences at the City College of New York. Dr. Girgus studies development and gender issues in depression, helplessness, self-esteem, achievement, and coping strategies. Dr. Girgus earned her B.A. at Sarah Lawrence College and her Ph.D. at the New School for Social Research in New York City.
Brenda Kelly is Provost and Dean of the College and Associate Professor of Biology and Chemistry at Gustavus Adolphus College. Prior to becoming the interim Provost and permanent Provost, she served as Associate Provost and Dean of the Sciences and Education, Chair of Chemistry, and Director of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Dr. Kelly holds a doctorate in medicinal chemistry from the University of Washington and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Biochemistry Department at the Medical College of Wisconsin prior to her arrival at Gustavus.
Erika Henderson has more than twenty-seven years of experience leading organizational efforts to recruit, develop, and retain the best and brightest talent in the higher education and federal government sectors. She serves as assistant provost for faculty recruitment, retention, equity, and diversity for the University of Houston. Dr. Henderson previously served as senior policy advisor to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration. Prior to that role, she was the Deputy Director for the White House Fellows Program. She holds an Ed.D. from George Washington University, as well as a B.S. and a M.A., both from Hampton University.